In the nineteenth century, travel became a serious business: with the explosion of travel guide books (Murray's and Baedeker's, most notably), Cook's excursion tours, organized itineraries through the P&O and other ocean liner companies, and other commercial efforts, the world began to open up for tourism is ways previously unknown. Where travel had in earlier centuries often been focused on the pleasure of "finishing" one's education through a Grand Tour, it now became accessible to many more people – at once a more playfully democratic pleasure and an enormously serious money-making venture for everyone from travel companies to local vendors at what we now think of a tourist traps.
NOT JUST FRED AND GINGER: CAMARADERIE, COLLUSION AND COLLISIONS BETWEEN DANCE AND FILM
The Annual Conference of the European Association of Dance Historians in collaboration with Film Studies at London Metropolitan University.
14-16 October 2011
London, United Kingdom
UPDATE: Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Professor Steven Cohan, Syracuse University
Professor Cohan is the author and editor of numerous titles, including The Sound of Musicals (BFI, 2010), Incongruous Entertainment: Camp, Cultural Value, and the MGM Musical (Duke University Press, 2005), and Masked Men: Masculinity and the Movies in the 1950s (Indiana University Press, 1998)
PLEASE NOTE: THE DEALINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS HAS BEEN EXTENDED. NEW DEADLINE: May 6, 2011
New Perspectives on an Old Concept
Organizing institutions: Leiden University (Netherlands) & The University of Bonn (Germany)
Date: May 31 - June 1, 2012
Organizers: Prof.Dr. Christian Moser (Bonn) & Dr. Maria Boletsi (Leiden)
Confirmed keynote speakers: Terry Eagleton - François Hartog
Special session: Open topic on any aspect of Chuck Palahniuk's fiction, non-fiction, or film adaptations. Preference will be given to papers related to the conference theme,"Play...No, Seriously," such as, but not limited to, discussions of humor, irony, reversal, and ways in which the novels play against genre, literary conventions, or cultural or critical expectations.
Fantastic Narratives and the Natural World
The editors of Sirena: Poesía, arte y crítica, an international and multilingual journal published biannually by JHUP, are currently seeking poetry and essays for a special issue (March 2012) that will focus on the theme of Carnaval/Mardi Gras/Fastnacht. We welcome original or translated works engaged with any aspect of the celebration—jump ups, blocos, samba, meringues, calypso, galette des rois, marriage burlesque, masked balls, Sitzungen—in any country. For further information about the journal, visit http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/sirena/.
As guest editors of a special issue of the academic journal Exchange, we are issuing a call for papers on the theme of 'Jesus Christ and the Construction of Masculinities in Contemporary World Christianity'.
We are inviting authors who conduct original and cutting-edge research on men and masculinities in the multiple and changing contexts of contemporary world Christianity.
The papers we are looking for should particularly investigate the function of Jesus-traditions (i.e. texts, both canonical and non-canonical, images, symbols and doctrines about Jesus Christ) in the construction and/or transformation of masculinities vis-à-vis specific social, cultural and political issues in local contexts of world Christianity.
Ishaan Literary Review is a new online journal of poetry, short fiction and dramatic works (including plays and screen plays).
We publish (roughly) 50% invited authors and 50% blind read/peer reviewed authors three times a year (Winter, Spring and Summer). We believe that readers should have a chance to see more than just one work by an author, so we will try to publish multiple works by the same author in each issue.
Please email your work as a Word document attachment. All works should be included in a SINGLE file with page breaks between individual works and titles for individual works clearly identifiable.
The editors of a secured critical anthology are seeking articles of around 4,000-6,500 words (including endnotes and references) discussing the work of Neil Gaiman in any medium -- including the comics, films, novels, and stories -- and how he assesses, criticizes, valorizes, and revises expectations of feminism, the feminine, and the place and purpose of women in the genre narrative.
We're still searching for critical essays on the following works:
Sandman: The Dream Hunters
The Books of Magic
The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch
Angels and Visitations
M is for Magic
Now We are Sick (Poems)
This student-centered conference for college magazine writers, editors, and faculty advisors invited presentations on any aspect of college literary magazines.
Preference is given to proposals featuring students as the primary presenters.
This year's conference will be held at Danville Area Community College in Danville, IL, on November 4, 2011.
November 12th, 2011
Keynote: Professor Liam Kennedy (University College Dublin)
The British Association of American Studies (BAAS) welcomes papers for its annual postgraduate conference, to be held at the University of Birmingham on November 12th, 2011.
The general theme of the conference is 'American Frontiers'. The notion of the frontier has permeated the history of the United States, from colonial expansion to the optimistic rhetoric of the Kennedy administration. Moreover, the meaning of 'America' and its place within the world has been a site of ongoing negotiation in geographic, political, economic, military, intellectual and cultural terms.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The 2012 Special Topic Issue of SAR
The Literature and Culture of South Asian Modernism
Gender and Punishment: Gender and Medieval Studies Conference 2012
11th - 13th January 2012, The University of Manchester Keynote Speakers: Professor Dawn Hadley (University of Sheffield) and Professor Karen Pratt (King's College, London)
Submissions are now being accepted for 20 minute papers.
Luso-Brazilian Literature, Culture and Linguistics
The purpose of this general call for papers is to increase the number of Luso-Brazilian Studies sessions at SAMLA in 2011. We would like to create as many coherent sessions as possible, in the greatest variety of areas. To that end, we solicit proposals that deal with any aspect of the following:
poetic Voice and Poiesis/ A Voz Poética e Poiesis;
Brazilian Literature and Culture / Cultura e Literatura Brasileiras;
Portuguese Literature and Culture / Cultura e Literatura Portuguesas;
Luso-African Literature and Culture / Cultura e Literatura Luso-africanas;
Linguistics of the Portuguese-speaking World / A Linguística da Lusofonia.
REMINDER OF CONFERENCE:
Covering & Exposing: Manipulation & Fragmentation of the Body
MA FPI Student Generated Seminar produced by Camilla Seckin
Centre for Fashion, Design & Promotion, University of the Creative Arts
June 23rd, 2011
University for the Creative Arts, Epsom, Surrey, UK
The body and the nude have been at the centre point of history, humanities and arts for centuries. Manipulations of the human form are a reoccurring focus through natural and unnatural causes. Such ideas include natural deteoriating of the body through aging and illness, against the recent sociological media frenzy of cosmetic surgery and decoration of the skin.